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. the suspect is still in custody tonight. federal and local investigators are all asking the same questions, why did he do this? a question still unanswered. we are live in ballston, ken molestina, 9news. >> all right, thank you. >>> they could get married legally in six states and washington, d.c. and tonight a federal appeal's court is giving same-sex couples hope that the federal law denying them that right might fall. this is the sect coward in the nation to rule that it is unconstitutional. the 1996 law defines marriage between a man and a woman. the u.s. supreme court is expected to ultimately decide this issue. and now we all know that the same-sex marriage will be on the ballot this november in maryland. and scott broom will have more on that side of the story. >> reporter: maryland voters will get to decide the same-sex marriage question here on the question 6 ballot. new polling from the washington post shows marylanders in favor of the same-sex marriage by a margin of52-43. the heaviest opposition remains in churches. and among african americans. >> it is a matter of fairness and
a 15-year-old is recovering after being stabbed at a local school. >> reporter: i'm matt jablow at northwood high school in silver spring where one student was arrested for allegedly stabbing another student earlier today. >> i think it's sad because we're a really great school. >> reporter: it was right around 11:00 this morning when montgomery county police were called to northwood high school in silver spring. >> i heard it was in the cafeteria in the courtyard area. >> reporter: when they arrived, they found a 15-year- old student who was stabbed in the buttocks area just outside the cafeteria. shortly hazard an 18-year-old student was arrested. police said they recovered a knife. the school is safe as far as you can tell. >> yeah, the school is say. >> reporter: montgomery county police said they're now looking into the possibility that today's stabbing was in retaliation for an incident last week. you know the kid who was arrested? >> yes. >> reporter: 17-year-old kayla mcduff, i a senior at northwood, said she's -- mcduffie, a senior at northwood, said she's friends w
. the success of all of our sports team in the region has been a good thing for local businesses. specifically you know at the sports bars and restaurants. the argonaut restaurant is one of countless places in our region where people gather to watch the ravens and redskins and nationals and orioles. sunday was the first day dc bars and restaurants could stay open until 4:00 in the morning, the day before columbus day as well as veteran's day, thanksgiving and christmas. >> i think dc is getting young and i guess hipper, as they say. i think people are out later now. when it is going to be good, i don't know. i don't think anybody knows, at this point. >> the argonaut was one of 42 establishments which applied for and was given licenses to stay open until 4:00. >>> the sentencing hearing for justifies r jerry sandusky -- for jerry sandusky is scheduled to begin tomorrow. he was convicted last spring of 45 child sexual abuse charges. after he is sentenced the first stop will be camp hill state prison, where he will undergo testing and classification. there are lawsuits filed against penn state a
government is closed today and most local governments are also closed. >> emergency personnel are still asked to report in, however. every major public transportation agency is closed today. metro transit, vre, almost every flight to our region has already been canceled. call your airline is the advice. marc is shut down. amtrak canceled most of its trains as well. >> and today is a day off for most school systems in our area. this is the place to get the latest information. >>> good morning. thank you again for joining us. we're glad you're with us. here's monika. let's talk a little bit about traffic. there can't be much out there. >> there isn't but we will talk about street flooding, airlines, trains, everything you need to know. river road is shut down. beach drive is shut down. >> areas where we know the water normally builds up on the roadway. >>> howard wishes he could be the man of the hour for great sunshine but you are the man of the hour. where is sandy now? >> 285 miles east of cape hatteras. looks like it's starting to make the turn to the north. it was going northeast yesterday
to 8 inches locally. we're talking about streams, creeks, river, the goose creek. some of these are very, very high. moderate flooding occurring. this afternoon the rivers could be 9 or 10 feet above flood stage. there's that park just off of 80 west of 270, that has to be under water a already. stay warm, stay dry. windy but not as windy. highs today only in the mid 40s. let's go over to monica at 6:03 with a look at time saver traffic. >>> street restrictions are still in effect. basically it's down to 45 miles an hour. i think they just need to assess the road conditions. of course we have road closures as well. it seems like things are getting better in terms of the rain and wind coming down, like yesterday, but you still have signal outages, downed trees and power lines. you will i'm sure hit one of those problems this morning. the motto is turn around, don't drown. let's take a look at live pictures. this is what it looks like on 270. mostly your second ly roads closed. let's take a look on the other side of town. this is on virginia on the northbound side of 95.
and restaurants that were supposed to come along with the new stadium? local lawyer mark towie led the team that helped bring baseball back to washington and the construction of nationals park. >> the recession, the economy has been in a situation the last few years where financing, construction financing, has not been as available, but i'm told by a number of developers it's coming very quickly now in the next few years and by the way, with it the all-star game. >> the all-star game could be in washington he says by 2015. >>> back to the game, if the nats clinch tonight, it would be the team's first ever national league east title. matt jablow has the story of one montgomery county man who has been waiting an awfully long time for this day to arrive. >> we always ended up in last place. >> reporter: of all the long suffering fans of professional baseball teams in the washington area few have suffered as long or as deeply as charlie brotman. >> it's difficult to sell a loser. >> reporter: whose takoma park home is a well appointed shrine to the national past time. >> they were the nationa
media access for the criminals would have changed their audience from just the local law enforcement audience to having a global audience. on the other hand the tools, the tools that law enforcement has access to today would have been critical in solving the case probably a little more quickly than what they were able to do then. >> reporter: this is some of the new technology. >> virtually unlimited. >> a device carrying thousands of license plates her hours. >> we had cops stopping vehicles, identifying the occupants. we may have been able to have resolved this quicker. >> reporter: had this existed in 2002, they could have seen this plate, the one on the sniper's fearsome killing machine, dozens of times during their shooting spree. and it could have literally lifted a needle from a hay stack. now those devices have been deployed here at mike montgomery county for about two years now. dozens of them per second at 60 miles per hour. it is truly astounding technology and officers here, they only wish they had it ten years ago. reporting live with montgomery are county police, scott
to a local hospital and treated at this time. one is in critical condition. the other four are suffering from nonlife threatening injuries. >> police still here on the scene. the suspects, whoever was responsible for the shooting still on the loose. we are talking about a group of three to five suspects. those are men that were seen running away. as you e, an active police scene. they will be out here for a while. we'll let you know what happens. >> thanks. the next time you hear somebody say hey, it's just a little marijuana. we want you to consider the story of a local mom. >> maria lost her only son in a high profile murder case that rocked bethesda back in 2005. tonight for the first time, she shares her story on camera in hopes other mothers never have to experience her pain. here's andrea mccarren. >> >> you shouldn't believe in me considering everything i put you through. i'm proud to be your son. >> reporter: maria cherishes the letters written to her each and every mother's day by her on son. >> i love you. >> he wrote every mother's day except the year she called 911 to have
more summer like temperatures in just a few days. we'll be right back. >>> there is a local museum in prince george's county that is dedicated to highlighting the achievements and contributions of african-americans in prince george's county. they're having their first annual gala on saturday. i'm delighted to have as my guest today dr. jacqueline brown. she is the executive director of the prince george's county african-american museum and cultural center. it's located in north brentwood. she's also my sorority sister and my dear friend. i'm so proud of her. this museum is so special to you. why? >> it's special because it allows us to tell the story that hasn't been told. and, you know, if you don't tell your own story, then it kind of gets told in a different way. the whole purpose is to be able to answer the question of what is it that we have to be so proud of in terms of the cultural, the artistic, and the educational contributions of african-americans from precolonial times to making this county what it is today. i learned something -- i learn something new every day from my
for the final debate. the running mates biden is in florida where he stopped by a local campaign office. paul ryan was in ohio. drew levinson picked up our coverage from here. >> reporter: joe biden rallied volunteers at a florida campaign office. >> you guys produce. we win florida. we win florida. >> history, man. >> as biden took on the republican ticket at a rally, a baby interrupted him as he listed ways he thinks mitt romney's policies will hurt americans. >> i don't blame that baby for crying. that baby knows what is in store for him or her if romney wins. >> reporter: while the vice president is out campaigning, president barack obama is cramming for the third and final debate where foreign policy is expected to dominate. romney is in florida for his prep. paul ryan is touring battleground states. >> thanks for being here. you're going to help us elect mitt romney, the next president of the united states, aren't you? >> reporter: in ohio, he accused the president of running the campaign with little new policy. >> he is trying to distract people, he is trying to hope you don't pay atte
, the commander of a local militia warned americans about their deteriorating security conditions in libya. >>> the supreme court is taking up the issue of a affirmative action at universities -- of affirmative action at universities. the plaintiff says she was denied admission to the university of texas because she is white. danielle nottingham has more now from capitol hill. >> reporter: the supreme court is once again deciding whether race should be a factor in college admissions. abigail fisher sued the university of texas claimed she was denied a spot partly because she is white. fisher's supporters say there are ways colleges can promote diversity without considering race. >> we think that colleges and universities throughout the country can institute race neutral admission criteria, especially using economic disadvantage to give students a leg up. >> reporter: texas has a law called the 10% plan. it guarantees admission to all students in the top 10% of their class regardless of race. after those students are admitted, the university of texas uses other factors, including test score
problem from that along with the local 11 to 12 s of -- inches of rain we had. 44 right now . you probably saw the rain drops hit on the glass there. south western wind at 21. flood warnings are up for just about everybody. parts of howard and carroll county not dealing with that. a lot of this is river stream, creek flooding, some of it is street needing. we're going to have tides from 2 to 4 feet above normal. moderate flooding in the next day-to-day and a half. here's a look at your forecast. today mid 40s. it's going to be windy and cold. rain this morning, showers this afternoon. a few showers tonight as we dip into the upper 30s and low 40s. tomorrow mid 50s still breezy. thursday dry, 57. friday 54. saturday 59. milder sunday. this is the weekend we turn the clocks back and get an extra hour of sleep. >>> things are changing as we speak. you are going to find exactly what you'd expect to find after a big storm like this, you're going to have debris in the roadways, trees down, power outages, signal lights out. when you head out the door, i want to give you an indication of what to e
's become a tourist attraction and locals stopping by to grab a picture and see what sandy left behind. >> i think it's amazing, nature doing what nature does but i hope the people are okay with houses that could potentially be underwater and things of that sort. but i'm a nature lover and i think it's amazing to see nature work. >> reporter: the majority of the homes will be spared it looks like from the river. now 21 feet we said just so you know. put it into perspective. the he is authority cool level is 35 feet and this was 1972 with hurricane agnes. that's the very latest, i'm ryan dean, 9news now. >> thanks. >>> one man in maryland was killed when a tree fell on his house last night in pasadena. sadly this is the sort of hazard we often show you in these sorts of weather situations and sadly our own bruce leshan is learning how to handle things when that tree crashes into your home. >> reporter: i've covered a lot of tragedies as a reporter, a lot of trees down on peoples' homes but this time it literally came home. literally happened to me. you can see the guys up there working trying
the state is investigating a local daycare center. after four toddlers wandered away unnoticed, until a good samaritan brought them back. >> there was a man who brought him home. i would like to know who he is. i would like to say thank you for finding my baby. >> wendy is overwelmed with gratitude for the anonymous good samaritan who led her two- year-old son, sam, to safety. >> they were walking between parked cars. if he hadn't found them, i don't know what would have happened. i could have lost my child. >> remarkably, little sam was one of four two-year-olds, three boys and a girl, who walked a block away from the montgomery county childcare association. >> the daycare hired a public relations firm to respond to our questions. a statement issued this afternoon detailed the steps being taken to ensure this doesn't happen again. the two teachers involved have been fired. >> andrea mccarren, 9news. >> two hikers who went missing say they are glass to be home again. the experienced hikers got lost when their map fell away. 32-year-old jason highser from richmond and neil pickens are
at www.wusa9.com. >> also all flights at local airports are canceled until further notice and vre, marc rail and amtrak have canceled service for tomorrow. metro will not have service in the rning. >> in maryland the speed limit on all interstates is being lowered to 45 miles an hour as a precaution. maryland state police urge everyone to just stay off the roads if at all possible. >> now we're also hearing about evacuation orders for parts of the huntington area of fairfax county. this impacts people living along fenwick drive and arlington terrace. you may remember the huntington neighborhood has been prone to flooding before. we've got a crew heading that way. we'll bring you a live report as soon as possible. >>> let's get the latest where the storm is right now from topper. >> she's essentially sitting in southern new jersey now right between ocean city, new jersey, and also cape may. maximum established winds 90 miles per hour, gusts to 115 and we're looking at oddly enough, we talked about this a little bit at least behind the scenes that some of the hurricane force winds now are
interesting. fall pledge drives have started at your local public tv and radio. >> big bird will have to take a pay cut. >>> we had a couple of former local politicians watch the debate in our studio last night. former congressman tom periello of virginia conceded mitt romney won the night but he may have to pay the price for his strong performance. >> his policy positions are completely opposite from everything he said the last 18 months. i think he came across strongly but i think people's concern is does this guy have a core sense of right and wrong. when they look at the policy discrepancies and how it falls on the middle class, he will have to answer for that. >> we'll also hear from former maryland governor gobb earlic what he thought of the debate coming up in our next half- hour. >>> police are asking to help find a missing fairfax county teenager. ryan glenn -- bryan glenn was last seen outside of w.t. woodson high school but he wasn't at class. investigators have been out with blood hounds searching the area. if you have any information on glenn's whereabouts, please call police. >>
. >> i'm going to navigate you through the local housing recovery. i've been looking at the numbers and i'll tell you how your neighborhood is took. >> thank -- is doing. >> thank you, jess. >>> we don't normally think of tornadoes hitting along the west coast but people in part of california think that's exactly what happened last night. more on that coming up. >> giants fans celebrate as they get ready for the world series and it starts tomorrow night. >>> welcome back. 10 after 5:00 on this tuesday morning. we're starting in the 40s and 50s. then this afternoon nice. 66 is the average high. we'll be in the the upper 70s to near 80. looking at the day planner a mix of sun and clouds is expected. we'll rise to 66 by 11:00. by 1:00 73. 77 at 3:00 with a high of 78. monika, over to you. >>> on the southbound side of i- 95, there are no issues in laurel here at route 198 as you head for the beltway leaving baltimore. and no irks from any of the major thoroughfares coming in from the north this morning. i'll be back with more traffic coming up in a few minutes. back to you guys. >>> making n
cuts could translate to a loss of more than 2 million jobs nationwide. locally that same study estimates it will cost virginia more than 207,000 jobs and dc more than 127,000 jobs if the sequestered takes affect. in addition to those jobs, the city could lose over $100 million in federal grants and tax revenue. one federal grant provides 23.5 million for education. in d dr. the number of civilian -- d c., the number of civilian jobs outweighs what could be considered with the department of defense. >>> we have heard a lot about defense jobs and a defense cuts that could happen. if it does happen, it could hurt the needest person the most. >> this is the axe food pan tree in bump free. it is part of the axe food center which helped 77,000 people last year, people who were hungry, homeless, job loss or from domestic violence. a third of its budget come from state or county funds. if sequestration happens,. >> that is direct services to the people we help. >> the is he questerred cuts total evenly divided between domestic and defense spending. the defense communithas rallied again
'm watching your money and in this half-hour, we're focusing on some positive local economic news. a hot neighborhood is getting even hotter. we're talking about adams morgan. here with us is the senior curator for gilt city d.c. and she joins us this morning. thank you for coming in. >> thanks for having me. >> adams morgan is an interesting case because there have been national studies that looked at independent business owners. adams morgan was sort of held up as a banner neighborhood across the country for independent businesses fostering local economic growth and it's only gotten better since then. you're focusing on a couple of trends you're seeing in the neighborhood. we're going to start with yoga. >> right. gilt city provides insider access and experiences to all your favorite restaurants, salons, spas, fitness studios. so yoga we have up on our website right now giltcity.com. they are a family-owned business, established by a husband and wife team. we've got a bunch of great offers for people. five yoga classes for $35. an amazing value. and we also have two months of unlimited
morning our local model trying to produce a shower. keeping the clouds north, sunshine south. this could a big temperature range. we may be near 70 up north, close to 80 southwest of dc. by wednesday more sunshine. upper 70s if not low 80s. wednesday looks to be spectacular for this time of year. in the metro region. north and west of town. trying to form here. maybe a depression in the next day or so. the models became jamaica, cuba. where does it go after that? does it come up the east coast? big question marks on the weekend. this could be a problem late sunday monday. today 72 and mild. tonight we are back in the 50s in town. 78 tomorrow more clouds north. more sun south. wednesday looks great. thursday and fray even saturday looks good. let's go over to monika. a vehicle fire along the right side of the road also southbound on 95 in maryland, near route 18. 270 looks great, no problems. let's take a live look at potomac here. nice and quiet still here. back over to our maps. inbound still looking good out of manassas. a few brake lights looking good on the dulles toll road herndon a
and a lull in the rain and i can tell you about 81 people actually went to a shelter at the local high school to seek shelter and then we took a drive up to north beach about a mile and a half from here and roads flooded basically from the board walk on and had roads that had been shut down there. the folks in that area say it floods quite commonly when they have storms but again, those roads are shut down. as for the power, we're told there are 2000 at one time in this area, that was earlier today, trees and power lines but we're told 500 people in the area so some folks are having their power restored. here at the resort that we're at, the most people staying here are locals and the reason they came here their home is next to big trees, they did not want to stay there so they are seeking shelter at this hotel. that's the latist here, i'm ryan deed 9 news. >> good to see winds die down there. >> we want to get closer to home. bruce we're told you are not alone. >> no matter how many times reporters and authorities warn folks, there are people that are just absolutely fascinated by these s
the derecho. >> we went down to local starbucks and filled up all the electronics with electricity to get homework done. >> how cold is it? did you get your homework done? >> reporter: she heard the moment it all went dark. >> boom and then again boom. >> reporter: at the height of the storm a tree came crashing down taking a pole 12 spans of wires and 20 of the cross arms it's pretty heavy about 45 pounds and now the crew is busy trying to replace every single one of them. >> the restoration here pretty much typifies some of the more labor intensative-type of work that needs to be done. >> reporter: whe agnes tries to keep some food on ice she and her neighbors know it could have been worse. all they have to do is look back several months ago. >> we -- like everybody. what can we do? >> we actually thought we could lose as many as a million customers. as it towns out we lost about 200,000. well really dodged a bullet with this one. >> reporter: dominion virginia power has set the deadline for thursday night so they have yet one more day to get everyone back online. a lot of these crew me
in and out of our local airports. >> here's a quick and easy way you can help the hurricane victims. just like wusa9 on facebook. for every one of you who donate a -- i should say for everyunof you who likes us, we -- everyone of you would likes us, we will donate a dollar to the sandy relief fund. >>> 5:09. it's cloudy, chilly. there are a few light showers out there this morning. i think it will be a little bit better later this morning interest the afternoon. here's a look at your day planner where we've got the clouds and a couple of showers or sprimples here, at -- sprinkles here at least through 9:00. midday 50 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. by 6:00 p.m. getting ready to go trick or treating, 52. >>> on the inner loop of the beltway at university boulevard, a car went off the road and it is not affecting traffic, although crews are there. all the activity is on the shoulder as you can see and all lanes are getting by. i'll have more on traffic coming up once again in a few minutes. back to you, andrea and matt. >> thank you, monika. >>> it is 5:10. time for the latest your money
moderate to locally heavy rains. even here in the metro some moderate rains. it's only going to be increasing here as we get into the afternoon. let's talk about the wind field from sandy. an enormously wide storm. tropical storm force winds extending like 450 miles from the center. hurricane force winds more than a hundred miles from the center. the orange and the reason we make a distinction with the 58 mile an hour winds strowct turly, -- structurally, evening firing wise this is a level of wind that becomes more damaging too and especially the hurricane force winds. hurricane force winds reach the coast this evening. by 8:00 all of us will be dealing with tropical storm force winds. the more damaging winds by 8:00 encompass the bay, our eastern counties and look at the hurricane force winds from southern jersey across most of delaware, down through ocean city and assateague and moving toward easton and denton. by 2:00 a.m., these are considered sustained wind forecast from the national hurricane center. by 2:00 a.m., they're forecasting potentially these very strong winds
with our local jobs picture and it's pretty good compared to the rest of the country. >> this is another situation where we're saying thank goodness we live in the washington region. the latest unemployment figures are out. let's take a look. at 5.5%, the washington metro area continues to have the lowest unemployment rate of the nation's major job markets. unemployment down all over. northern virginia came in at 4.3%, down from 4.8% at this time last year. suburban maryland stood at 6%, town from 6.2%. d.c. 8.8%. that was down from 10.4% this time last year. things are looking good right now but they may not continue to do so. >> when i first got here, it was always about the federal government and contractors made this place recession proof until we heard the word sequestration. and that's going to take a big hit on this area. what's the latest? >> well, this is a ticking time bomb. we had this massive federal budget package, spending cuts possibly looming. if they trigger because congress hasn't done something, we could lose a lot of jobs in the washington area. washington defense con
into our newsroom. but despite all this debris, local news reports say only one trauma case. the sheriff's office says there are concerns about a possible tanker leak. maybe liquid calcium out on the roads, but that's not considered hazardous. we are following this developing story. we'll have updates if they are warranted. anita. >> some passengers consider this a critical safety issue, but the transit agency is complying with the americans with disability act. andrea mccarren is live outside the metro station in alexandria to pick up the story from there. andrea. >> anita, here's the deal. if you are visually impaired, there's a good chance you rely on those bumpy tiles, but not every station has them. >> you know, we have 24 people here who are blind. >> tony stevens and his colleagues at the national industries for the blind work right next to the metro stop. but the station does not have the bumpy tiles that indicate the end of a platform. >> anybody that has ever dealt with a crowded platform on the train is not just being a person who is blind. anybody, you feel it on your fee
be allowed in state tuition rates if parents paid taxes and they attended local public schools. opponents say other taxpayers should not be made to foot the bill for people not here legally. andrea mccarren was at today's rally. >> i love this country. when i say home, i mean here. >> i do consider myself an american. >> up, up with education, down, down with deportation. >> they are among the so- called dreamers. students whose parents brought them into this country illegally. >> my mom even says that you are more american than spanish anymore. you still get confused in spanish words. i'm like yeah, i know. >> a cancer survivor who says his surgery at johns hopkins saved his life. rickie wants to share his gratitude. >> i have to give back to society. i think the way i want to do it is becoming a doctor and save lives, just as my life was saved once. >> opponents of the dream act call it a bad investment for maryland taxpayers. brad of help save maryland calls it criminal. and says it would cost taxpayers $44,000 per student. >> it's part of life. not everybody is going to like you.
the district government the power to spend local tax dollars without approval from congress. the council plans to vote on this by december. then it would go before d.c. voters next spring. congress or the president could still crush it. the council is behind the effort. d.c.'s delete opposes it. she says she will keep pushing to secure budget atonmy through a bill in congress. >>> you get paid a half million dollars just for being smart. there's a bit more to it than that. but coming up, we'll speak with a local writer who is a fellow. they call him geniuses. i'll do my best to keep up. >> you do that. still to come in this half hour, a senator's legend weighs in on watching the nationals head to the playoffs. topper. >> we have some clouds. right now, nothing on radar near us, however, we'll show you radar down to the south. different story. we'll tell you where those showers are headed. if they're headed for the ball park and what lies in store for our morning commute tomorrow. >> one airline takes those baggage fees to an even higher level. too many americans are struggling to find work
hoping you'll reconsider your responsibility as a local public personality to present and promote a healthy lifestyle. livingston received the e-mail on friday. it went viral when her husband also an anchor at the station posted it to his facebook page. on tuesday's broadcast she thanked her supporters and then took on her detractors. >> attacks like this are not okay. the truth is, i am overweight. you can call me fat. and, yes, even obese on a doctor's chart. but to the person who wrote me that letter do you think i don't know that? >> livingston then used the situation to draw attention to bullying. >> if you are at home and you were talking about the fat news lady, guess what? your children are probably going to go to school and call someone fat. do not let your self worth be defined by bullies. learn from my experience the cruel words of one does not compare to the hopeful words of many. >> he responded to her in another earn mail. he call on her to fight the obesity crisis by transforming herself over the next wear. he said she has an opportunity to set an example for local
.m. >> our sandy head lines at this hour, federal government, local government buildings and schools remain closed today. >> metro train and bus service is shut down this morning. we're waiting on a decision about later this afternoon. there are widespread power outages here and up and down the east coast. >> monica will have traffic in just a moment. first howard joins us for another look at the weather. what do you think? >> it's still going to be a rainy windy day. the wind warnings are now down to wind advisories. the snow is flowing big time, especially above 2,000 and 3,000 feet. blizzard warnings there. >> i'll stay in the valley. i'm going to lay low. >> relevant ally. >> under the blizzard warnings for areas above 2,000 feet. skyline drive is going to be probably closed for a day or two. let's get you going with a look at your day planner this morning. it's still a wet day. we have, i think , power crews that will be able to get out later this morning. we have some wind, they're a little gusty now. you notice the general sustained wind speeds coming down to only about 20 miles an
to you. >> thank you, howard. >>> big congratulations to our local major league baseball managers. >> davey johnson and the orioles walter are named national and american league manager of the year. the world series between detroit and san francisco giants pablo sandoval added his name to the history books alongside mr. october reggie jackson. he hit three home runs and the giants win 8-3 over the tigers. >> here's kristen berset with the rest of your morning sports. >>> good morning, everybody. he said he had no plans to retire. he every had offers from other teams but the only team chris cooley wanted to play for was the redskins. it's actually the only team he's ever played for. when he heard about fred davis' injury on sunday he waited by the phone all day for that phone call. yesterday he rejoined his former teammates with a big smile on his face. captain chaos got back to work. he practiced with the team all preseason so he isn't necessarily starting from scratch but the way this season has been going, coolingly says this week is just a bit surreal. >> i woke up monday morni
on their hands. two local teams that are winning. >> i flew zach home from college so we could go to the game tonight because he has never been to a baseball playoff game. >> trying to take care of the yankees, looking to make it a beltway world series. >> we are having a great year. win-win, and keep winning. >> reporter: we all know the mason dixon line separates the north from the south, but what line divides nats from o's fans? if you would like to weigh in go to our wusa9 facebook page. >> the success has been a good thing for local businesses, specifically sports bars and restaurants with big screen televisions. the argue ngata -- the restaurant in dc is one of countless places where people gather to watch the games. sunday was a big day, not just because of all the games on television but it was also the first day dc bars and restaurants could stay open until 4:00 in the morning the day before columbus day, as well as vet tan -- veteran's day, thanksgiving and christmas. >> i think dc is getting young and hipper, they say. i think people are out later now. when it is going to be good,
a local survivor of child sexual abuse himself. >> you're a rapist and a sodomist and a rapist to children. everybody in this neighborhood should know about you because you are a predator. >> six years ago, mark confronted the priest who abused him. >> you raped my son when he was nine years old. >> you're a liar. >> you admitted it. >> i did not abuse all of them. >> forced masturbation and oral rape and you know, had the instincts stripped from me to seek help. >> confronting his abuser was empowering. >> i was not shocked by jerry sandusky's transfer of blame and guilt on to everybody but him. because that is what perpetrators do. >> he says the victims who confronted sandusky in court turned the tables of power against him. >> i have taken back power and i have begun the process of healing and any victim can do that. >> the catholic hire rare ky covered for his abuser. transferred him to other parishes until he had abused 25 boys. and he says penn state did the same for sandusky. >> we saw today in the sentencing what a creep jerry sandusky is. what a dark heart
best interest? and they will be overstepping their bounds. right after the break, why your local government may get the final say on where you could get your fast food stance. that's coming up. >>> well should your local government get the final say on what you could eat and where you can find it? a measure proposed in prince george's county would give the officials power to decide whether or not the rest of us serving food will be debt premental to your health could even open up your doors. it's called extreme zoning restrictions, introduced at the city council yesterday. and desperate times call for desperate measures. the city of chicago is struggling to put an end to gang violence. well now the cook county board president would like to tax the sale of every gun and every bullet. the bullets would be taxed a nickel. firearms are $25. and at last count, they reported about 409 homicides this year. that's compared to 324 during the same period last year. >>> and a live look outside. even as we speak, topper's got your full forecast after the break. >>> also after the break, secr
airline before leaving, and the federal government, most local governments and schools say they will open at the regular time tomorrow. think of old town alexandria or georgetown when we talk about the storm surge and the flooding. in fact we have a crew watching high tide in old town right now. >> they are also playing very close attention to the river up in frederick. that's where our ryan dean is live monitoring the flooding there. ryan? >> reporter: good evening to you. actually a trail that goes down to the river, this trail has been cut off because the river has spilled out of its bank. to give you an idea. those trees down there, the river is supposed to be ten feet passed that. now it has gushed over its bank and it's creeping towards the historic battlefield and mill run by the national park service has water almost touching it. this is the worst it will get, because the river will crest and start receding in about an hour. right now it's at 21 feet, 6 feet above flood stage. i'm told by locals only a few homes are along the river. we received this photo from a homeowner that li
. two females were taken by ambulance to local hospitals. the cause of that fire is being investigated. >>> fairfax county police are investigating a deadly overnight collision that occurred on route 1. police say it had happened just before 2:00 a.m. the victim, a pedestrian, was taken to a local hospital where they later died. the driver of the vehicle that hit the pedestrian remained at the scene. the northbound lanes were closed at huntington avenue, but they reopened in time for this morning's rush hour. >>> we're turning our attention now to campaign 2012. former virginia governors george allen and tim kaine are going to fight it out in their fifth and final debate for election day. both men are vying for the seat held by retiring senator james webb. the hour long debate will begin tonight at 7:00 p.m. it's being held at virginia tech in blacksburg, and we will be streaming is live on our website wusa9.com. >>> in maryland, there will be a debate tonight for the sixth congressional district race. incumbent congressman ross company bartlet and his democratic challenger john delane
online for $20 each. proceeds will go to a local public works project. i need a bigger drink. >> i'm glad they are not getting rid of the glass bottles all together. they were nice. ashley morrison here in new york. coming up, deadly collapse, the search for victims continues after a miami parking garage collapses, killing at least two people. this is the "cbs morning news". we think some things are worth getting up early for like a better breakfast so on august eighth we woke up a sleepy town to show that eating well can be easy and delicious with jennie-o turkey bacon and sausage cooked thoroughly to 165 definitely very good it's excellent this is delicious makes me want to eat breakfast more it's time for a better breakfast i can't stop eating this make the switch look for jennie-o at a store near you you've been there. you pick out a makeup thinking it's your shade until you actually try it out. now, i have a make up that always gets it right. announcer: smart shade make up instantly adjust to match perfectly to your skin. only from almay. only for me. >>> at least two construction wo
injured. with help from local, state and federal agencies police searched the spa for hours. looking for the suspect. 45-year-old radcliff franklin haughton. they finally found him dead inside. he had shot himself. haughton's wife worked at the spa. police confirmed she had recently taken out a restraining order against her husband after a confrontation earlier this month at the spa. >> in that incident, witnesses stated that the suspect fired at his wife's vehicle. >> i love my son. i don't approve of what he did. and it's been a shock to all the family. >> reporter: this is the second mass shooting in less than three most in the milwaukee area. in august a man opened fire killing six people in a sikh temple in october creek. both president obama and vice presidential candidate paul ryan who is from wisconsin expressed their sympathy and said their thoughts are with the victims' families. >> police have not identified the victims and did not say whether haughton's wife was one of those killed. >>> overseas now. authorities say in jordan they foiled an al qaeda linked plot to attack
in local law enforcement, lesli, back to you. >> thank you. yeah, the budget act could mean the end for a controversial immiation policy in prince william county. >> i'm peggy fox in woodbridge. the controversial and tough antiimmigration policy may be defunded by the feds. while some people are cheering, chairman corey stewart says he is steamed. >> this is not a budget cut. >> corey stewart received credit and criticism nationwide. it trains officers to check immigration status of people that are arrested. >> they are folding under pressure from the american civil liberties union. >> program cut crime nearly 50%. but advocates for immigrants say that's malarkey. >> the crime level has decreased. this is actually very, very typical because immigrant people tend to be very law- abiding, they are patriotic. >> 287g makes immigrants who are victims of crime reluctant to report it, fearing family members could be deported. 9news now. >> tax revenues in the state of virginia fell .7 in september. that is the third decline in the past four months. sales tax collections were up mo
. >>> police identified the man in this video being arrested for attempting to ignite a fire bomb at a local mall. leon trail was in federal court today and being charged with arson after throwing a mallsal cocktail. nobody was hurt, but police found even more explosives afterwards. he's expected to be back in court on monday. >>> well, today the dow jones industrial average had some black monday deja vu. after declines, sank 205 points, closing at 13,334. that's only a drop of 1.5%, but the market's worst day in four months. other industries also dropped. ford dropped 1.7%. and every stock that roads, four others sank. >>> mayor grey is taking credit for the rising unemployment officials in d.c. the jobless rate fell from 8.8% to 8.7%. that would make the seventh straight month the numbers have gotten better. mayor grey said his job creation and economic job policies are working. >>> 18 days to go now until the presidential election and president obama was making his case for another term in the swing state of virginia today. he spoke to a friendly crowd. >> reporter: from the local pastor
. montgomery county police say that the victim is at a local hospital but is refusing to cooperate. there is no word on a possible suspect. we're continuing to follow the story. we'll have the latest developments for you on our website on wusa9.com and right now we're taking a live look at the school, northwood high school located at the corner of alcoa avenue and university boulevard. someone has been stabbed but we don't have details on the victim except to say that the victim is at a local hospital and the victim is not cooperating with police. that's a surveillance camera we're looking at right now. that's sky 9 they're telling me. that's sky 9, our helicopter. >>> two prince george's county police officers accused of beating a university of maryland student are on trial today. video from the 2010 incident shows the student, john mckenna, being beaten following an upset game that took place with duke, the basketball team. the university of maryland was playing duke. the officers reginald baker and james harrison have been charged with first degree assault among other things. th
of the local government decided a nationals playoff run, just too monumental to miss out on. we spoke with a couple of them during the game. >> we recessed the hearing, a number of requests from colleagues, people in the media, everywhere if we could recess the hearing and then reconvene at 5:00. so we've done that. >> i walked over here just to be here to get a little bit of the atmosphere and to be able to be here for the first game in washington since way before i was born. >> hey, you can't blame him, right? just to be clear council member jack evans did resume that hearing at around 5:00. >>> a former aide to mayor vincent gray was sentenced to 24 months probation and 200 hours of community service today. howard brooks avoided jail time after he admitted his role in the scandal surrounding the mayor's campaign. he's the man who made the direct payments to sulaimon brown, the other mayoral candidate who was also aiding mayor gray in winning the election. brooks faced up to six months under his plea deal, but his lawyers asked for probation and community service of the. >>> an upda
share in taxes. th means big business, that means small business. >> phillip is ceo of a local industrial supplier. he wants smaller government and is voting for mitt romney. >> i think that is the central question in this election. what is the size, the role, and the scope of government and what is its cost? >> both candidates will be looking for more supporters in this state right up to election day. susan, cbs news, columbus, ohio. >> but don't worry, soon enough the candidates will be back in virginia as well. >>> there's a new report that says pro and antigambling forces are spent more money on their ad campaign that was spent on the entire maryland governor's race. voters will go to the polls in november to decide whether or not they want to expand gambling in the free state. the baltimore sun reports, more than $35 million has been spent so far on that issue alone and that is more money in the total outlay of the martin o'malley, robert ehrlich campaigns in 2006. penn national is fighting a proposal to develop a casino at prince georges county. >>> more problems tonig
fox spent the day at a local university talking to students about this case looking at what the ruling could mean to them. >> my roommate is latina from mention coach the. >> reporter: coming to arlington's marymount was a culture shot for kirby markovich. >> i come from a very small town. come to marymount i file i've learned just as much from -- i feel i've learned just as much from my peers as very in class. >> reporter: another student from nicaragua. >> i did want to experience diversity on campus and see people from different cultures. i think affirmative action is good. >> reporter: she thinks her ethnicity may have helped her get into college, but she does not believe it was the only factor. marymount has a race blind admissions process meaning there's no race box to check, but chris domes, vice president of student development and enrollment, says they do actively recruit minority students. >> so we're going to schools that have large minority populations, hispanic and african american populations and we are constantly making sure that those groups of students are working t
never mind not drinking the water. at one local lake they're telling you you shouldn't even touch it, details up next. >>> sky 9 was over lake mead in rockville where park users are being warned to avoid contact with the water and keep their pet as way from it, too. that's because of an outbreak of toxic blue green algae. natural resources experts now say a similar outbreak considered in 2009. they say there's a similar problem nearby at lake frank, but it's not nearly as serious. >>> the latest results of the d.c. water waist tests are out and the winner is d.c. tap water according to the d.c. water and sewer authority. about 800 people were asked to taste samples of tap and bottled water and more than half the participants ranked tap water as tasting better. others said they didn't really takes a difference between the two samples -- taste a difference between the two samples. >>> plans for a new bike and pedestrian trail in northeast d.c. were unveiled today. mayor vincent gray showing off the design for the new kenilworth aquatic gardens trail. it's part of a bigger 60 walk mile
nine days of misery for our local sports fans. it began with the nationals being the best team in baseball to being out of the playoffs and then the homecoming game was lost when they couldn't make a field goal. >> i don't think there's been a matter of having these tough losses in only a couple week. >> i think some of that stuff builds scars and it builds fandom. >> some people can become really despondent when their team loses. >> character building, right? take a look at this. that is a st. louis flag flying in front of the wilson building in our town of washington d.c. why is it there? well, there was a bet mayor vincent gray lost with the st. louis mayor over that national league division series and i think when you lost the bet, you had to put the opposite city flag on your pole. >>> there was some good news for those fans today, though. >> no. it hasn't been that long. it doesn't feel like i've been gone long, but at the same time i'm so excited to be back in washington. >> we are excited to have you back, chris cooley. in fact, he was in the locker room at redskins par
the two as we track where this october monster may end up. >> but first a local swim coach turns himself into the cops facing charges that he abuse an underage swimmer. >>> upa dates tonight on two stories -- updates tonight on two stories we have been tracking. first a prominent local swim coach turned himself into montgomery county police today to face child abuse charges. a 43-year-old woman said rick curl started abusing her when she was just 13 and that went on until she was 18. >> then later this afternoon prince george's county announced charges against two men in connection with the death of a police officer. kevon neal and kenneth mitchell were already in custody on other charges. now they face vehicular manslaughter charges in the accident that sent officer adrian morris' cruiser off the beltway and killed him in a crash. >>> still ahead tonight topper tracking sandy and the cold front that could make it let's just say more interesting. >> but first an image said to have inspired hundreds of thousands to vote may not count for anything. we'll explain what we mean by that. it's
taken seriously. >>> thousands of local high school seniors will take the s.a.t. starting tomorrow morning. many of these students will be trying to improve their scores from last spring. the class of 2012 bombed the test, with the lowest scores in history. reading and writing scores dropped by several points while the decline may be due in part by diverse population. the no child left behind law may also be partly to blame. >>> we're talking about testing, testing, testing to get into college. once you get here, that doesn't really matter. so i think yeah, i think policymakers should be making a decision based on these s.a.t. scores about what we are spending time in school doing. are we really getting kids ready for college? >> american university is one of hundreds of colleges around the country that do not require the s.a.t. but if you take the test, they will see your score. >>> what is the best brain food for your student ahead of the test this weekend? check out that story at wusa9.com. click on health under the news section. >>> two cultural phenomenons that stood the test
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